The X56 Rhino H.O.T.A.S includes a twin throttle and is ideal for fly by wire aircraft, jet aircraft and helicopters. Here are some of its key features:
1 Military-grade Space Sim Precision
Designed to meet the needs of the re-emerging space simulation genre, Saitek introduces the new X-56 Rhino H.O.T.A.S. System. Built to the same exacting standards of Saitek’s award-winning Pro Flight accessories range, the X-56 Rhino delivers a multitude of customizable options.
2. Pro Flight X-56 Rhino for PC Stick
New Mini Analog Stick Control Surfaces
In modern space sims control is becoming more complex than in traditional atmosphere-based flight simulations, with many more inputs required to achieve true control of the space craft. Pitch, roll, yaw, backwards, forwards, up, down, left and right (the titular 6DoF) all need to be accounted for.
This is why the new mini analog sticks are required; providing four more axes of control. Assignable to any in-game axis function, or programmable using the included software, running out of control options is no longer an issue
4. RGB Backlighting
Customize lighting to suit your setup
Many PC peripherals now feature RGB back lighting and now the X-56 is no exception. Use the software to set the colour of the lighting to match the rest of your gaming rig.
5. VR Controller
Ideal for use whilst wearing a HMD
Piloting whilst using VR is a great experience but can prove difficult because you can’t see your own hands, which can make finding the controls you need problematic. The X-56 places controls perfectly under your fingers where subtle distinctions in button feel and shape help you navigate the control set with ease. Even the switches on the base of the throttle are staggered or separated so telling them apart from feel alone is possible, leaving you free to concentrate on the immersive VR experience.
6. Contact-free Hall Effect sensors
Enhanced Stick Accuracy
The X-56 Rhino’s control surfaces are incredibly accurate, courtesy of a 16-bit aileron and elevator axis, each employing hall-effect sensors. Developed from the ground up, Saitek’s 16-bit axis solution enables extremely precise flight.
7. Adjustable Stick Spring Force
via Advanced 4-Spring F.E.E.L. System
A ground-breaking, adjustable stick spring system allows pilots to alter the force required to move the stick. Four springs of varying resistance are included to provide a total of five different options. Choose the spring – or no spring at all – which best accommodates your style of flying.
With Friction Adjuster and Throttle Lock
The X-56 Rhino boasts twin throttles – ideal for situations in which your primary engine is disabled and you’re down to one – and also provides the option to adjust the friction required to move them. And if your aircraft of choice is single-engine, a handy throttle lock effectively converts the twin throttles into a single unit.